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St. Luke's Hospital and St. Luke's Des Peres Hospital Nationally Recognized with an 'A' for Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Chesterfield, Mo. , April 29, 2021
St. Luke’s Hospital and St. Luke’s Des Peres Hospital each received an ‘A’ in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing hospitals’ achievements protecting patients from preventable harm, hospital associated infections and medical errors.

“Providing high quality, safe care is at the core of our mission,” said Gretchen Blake, St. Luke’s network vice president of quality, patient safety and medical staff affairs. “Achieving a grade of an A is the gold standard measure of patient safety and shows our organization’s and team members’ commitment to the communities we serve, particularly in light of the challenging past year and the pandemic response.” 

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national nonprofit organization committed to healthcare quality and safety. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A,’ ‘B,’ ‘C,’ ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country and is based on the hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, with the results available at hospitalsafetygrade.org.

About St. Luke's Hospital:
St. Luke's Hospital is an independent, nonprofit healthcare provider committed to improving the quality of life for its patients and the community. Since its founding in 1866, St. Luke's has grown from a single hospital location to an advanced network of care providing personalized healthcare services in over 60 specialty areas at its 493-bed hospital in Chesterfield, Mo. and 143-bed St. Luke's Des Peres Hospital. It also offers more than 30 other locations across the greater St. Louis area, bringing quality healthcare services close to home. St. Luke's is nationally-recognized for quality care and consistently earns high patient satisfaction scores. In St. Louis, St. Luke's is the exclusive alliance provider for the nation's No. 1 heart hospital, the Cleveland Clinic Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute.